Tri - Runner's Roost

A blog from a "Middle of the Pack Marathoner" starting his journey from Newbie to Ironman. The ride is awesome!

I Don’t Wanna Stop

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I started running in January of 2004 to get in shape. I had gained too much weight and felt terrible. I was able to run my first 5K 3 months later. 2 years later and 50 lbs lighter, I have continued to push for greater goals and have run 5 marathons and I am training for an Iron distance triathlon now. Everyday I wake up with a positive attitude towards life, training and my future.
Marathons Completed
Arizona RockNRoll 2007
Salt Lake City Marathon 2006
Steamboat Marathon 2005
Boulder Backroads 2005
Las Vegas Marathon 2005
Why do I Tri?
Should be why do I want to Tri? I want to see just how far I can push myself. With everyday I am in the best shape of my life. And I'm never going back!!!!
Elite Family Fitness-Canon City
BB's Tanning and Massage
Scheduled Races
Littlefoot Triathlon
Bolder Boulder 10K
Highland Ranch Sprint
Boulder Long Triathlon
Redman Iron Distance
October 31, 2006

******************** APOLLO *********************
I would like to make an introduction.
Tri World, Apollo -------- Apollo, this is Tri World
As I mentioned on my last blog the Denver VeloSwap was awesome. After running back and forth through the crowd looking at this bike and that bike I finally laid my eyes on this machine.
I was instantly drawn towards it. It was like the movies where fireworks go off and you just know that you have found the one. OK so that is a little weird.
Anyway Apollo is a Quintana Roo Kilo with HED carbon wheels and Shimano 600 equipment. The Grip shifters will have to go and I have already ordered Shimano Bar end shifters for it. I have also added a Profile Design Aqua Pack for the seat. The seat angle and top tube length were perfect. My position is now not as stretched out as on my road bike "Athena". Which is a lot more comfortable in the aero bars. Apollo is a 16 speed with a huge front chainring. I am looking forward to seeing how fast I will be going with this chainring at my cadence of 85-90 rpm. I will have to get a computer for Apollo but for now I will be using my Garmin. The weather has been too cold in Colorado to go for a ride yet, but I have had him up on the trainer and I am much more comfortable in the aero position.
I do need to let blogworld know that Sunday night I broke my 4th toe on my L foot after kicking the couch by mistake. Talk about "pee your pants" pain. Anyway I have it taped and did run 6 miles yesterday anyway. It did not feel too bad during the run but throbbed the rest of the day. I plan on still running the Rim Rock in 2 weeks even though my doctor thinks I am completely insane.
This morning it did not feel too bad but I went ahead and swam instead. I got in about 12500 meters and did a continuous run of 900 meters. I got in some technique practice and used a buoy and fins for some of the laps. My swim still feels good and I continue to build up my endurance.
Just like I pointed out on a blog about 2 weeks ago. Just before a race or event it always seems like something will go wrong. Murphy's Law of Triathlons - sounds like the title of another blog. Hmmmmmm.
posted by Mondo @ 4:08 PM  
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HPIM0667 Name: John Maynard
Home: Canon City, Colorado, United States
About Me: In 2008 I completed a full Ironman. Since that time I have continued to keep myself in a decent shape with running and hiking. As the years have rolled on so has my midsection. With my 50th birthday behind me I have embarked on another journey in life. This journey will take me into my next decade in the best shape of my entire life. It's time to kick life into overdrive.
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